Gopher Pest Control Service Los Angeles

Gopher Pest Control in Los Angeles, CA

If rodents like gophers are causing damage to your Los Angeles property and you need Gopher Pest Control Service service call Rodent Guys to save your landscape.  Our Gopher Pest Control Service service in Los Angeles, CA is available using pet friendly methods with well trained techs.  Please dial us at 909-599-4711 to service Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange and Riverside counties.

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A gopher control Los Angeles Ca . needs is from the pocket gopher which is the exact same as a gopher. Just about all destruction will be to new plants since they are young, un-established therefore it doesn’t require much gnawing for one gopher to eliminate or eat it. Lawn is also exceptionally effected by gophers with damages from both the feeding of the grass and also the earth shoved on top as well as staying on the turf which often smothers it.

Big trees normally takes eating for a little bit so no worries. Smaller trees could be killed by way of gopher immediately because roots offering the life for your tree are immature. You might find certain limbs of trees or bushes start to die off when ever gophers are destroying it. This is caused by the roots providing life to that an area of the plant is weakened or killed by the gopher and no longer giving life for that section of the plant you happen to be raising.

How Do I Know if I need service?

Gopher Control in Los Angeles, CA

Gopher mounds with exit hole

Gopher Mound

Pocket gopher burrows are usually stuffed wth dirt like in the picture above. This helps to tell them apart from other tunneling rodents like  voles.  They can create 1-3 mounds a day reason behind the fact of why you want to eliminate gophers right away on your yard.  Gopher removal (not gofer removal ) is commonly done by a gopher specialist pest control company with experience with how to eliminate gophers for your home.  Always make sure they have an agriculture pest control license as required by California state law in and not only a structural license.

Destruction and reasons we need Removal

Gophers consume plants, roots of trees, ornamental flowers and vegetables on your lawn – if it’s a plant they most likely will eatwll consume|like} it.  Most damage is to new vegetation because they are young, un-established and it does not} take a lot for a gopher to destroy or consume it.  Turf is also highly effected by gophers with damage from both the eating of the turf and the dirt pushed on top and staying on the lawn which kills it.

Large trees can take gnawing for a little bit so not to worry.  Smaller trees can be killed by a gopher right away because the roots supplying the life to the tree are undeveloped.  You will notice certain branches of trees or bushes start to die off when gophers are eating it.  This is caused by the roots giving life to that part of the plant is damaged or killed by the gopher and no longer supplying life to that part of the tree you are growing in.

The most effective control methods for gopher extermination are burrow fumigants, poison baiting, burrow blasting, Tunnel Fill, and trapping. Trapping, Tunnel Fill and baiting are options that a property owner can use with some success. Burrow Blasting is typically done by a service dedicated to gophers (we use a Varmint Getter for burrow blasting) due to the expense of the blaster.

Burrow fumigants are extremely effective but are restricted materials in, only available to and used by licensed experts like us. Burrow fumigants are not the same as the smoke bombs from the nursery which are seldom successful.

Poison baits available to agriculture pest control professionals are much higher strength and effective than what is available to a homeowner.  The main reason to hire a gopher expert is the experience of what method to use for each situation and proper placement of fumigants and or bait for effective control of gophers.

Using water to flush them to surface 

Flooding can be effective on farms where the whole field is flooded and there is nowhere for a gopher to go.  On your property you are going to attempt to flood the gopher with a garden hose in the hole.  The problem is the water usually never fills up the tunnel system and the gopher simply raises his nose above the water line until you start to panic about the cost of water in Los Angeles and shut it off.

Repellent 

No repellents in Los Angeles available at the present time that have been shown to provide good Gopher Pest Control Service. Several plants, such as gopher purge and cantor bean have been said to offer protection, but these claims have never been proved.   If they really worked to get rid of gophers you would not be reading this site.

Keeping gophers out of your garden using physical barriers can be effective for small areas. Any large project, such as placing fencing around the perimeter of your backyard would cost too much. Plus this would at best only offer short-term control. Eventually gophers find a way in. 

Above ground planter beds can be protected by fixing a 1/4 inch galvanized hardware cloth below the bed and securing it to the 2×6 wood frame prior to adding soil in your yard.

Calif DFG position 

 When gophers are causing damage to you Los Angeles property, they are allowed to be killed by any legal means. Allowable ways can include gopher traps and poison bait used by the owner or tenant of the property. Any poison bait used to kill gophers must be labeld for gophers on the product label and follow the instructions carefully.

 Rodent Guys Gopher Services

We will come out to provide Gopher Pest Control Service services in Los Angeles using the best methods based on each situation such as fumigation.  Depending on where tunnels are located poison baits are used instead of fumigation of tunnels.  Gopher Pest Control Service is a tough job for the beginner, we have a lot of experience with it.

Gopher Pest Control at it's best

Captured two Gophers

This is head honcho of Rodent Guys, Nick Nielsen, with 2 gophers, one caught in a gopher trap and one removed with poison.  Nick and his team of Gopher Pest Control Service experts will be showing off trophies like these at the end of your project.

We Service Most areas in the following counties:

 Los Angeles County, Ventura, San Bernardino County, Orange County and Riverside County

References:
http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/gophers.html
http://agr.mt.gov/agr/Producer/VertebratePest/Bulletins/pdf/PocketGopher.pdf
 http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7433.html http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7476.html